Here is a more detailed blog
by my friend and fellow Comprehensive Future supporter John Fowler about the slowing down of academy conversions. John has been following the pattern of conversions since the autumn of 2010 and also looking at the time taken to convert. His latest findings build in earlier research published here
and also points out that primary schools are proving very resistant to leaving their local authority families. This suggests that the Gove revolution may only be partial - maybe that is why he is pursuing all those forced conversions - and that there must continue to be a role for many local authorities, even if it is mostly focused on the primary sector.